The mathematical understanding of tau-leaping algorithm

Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar
Monday, February 23, 2009 - 13:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 255
Peking University
The tau-leaping algorithm is proposed by D.T. Gillespie in 2001 for accelerating the simulation for chemical reaction systems. It is faster than the traditional stochastic simulation algorithm (SSA), which is an exact simulation algorithm. In this lecture, I will overview some recent mathematical results on tau-leaping done by our group, which include the rigorous analysis, construction of the new algorithm, and the systematic analysis of the error.